Danica Patrick is featured on the cover of the June issue of Shape magazine, which is available on newsstands and by subscription.
Patrick relays that she relies on win-win “E” strategies -- eating healthy and exercise – to keep fueled and fit for the rigors of the IndyCar Series. During the racing season, a high-protein diet with complex carbohydrates is in order. Many days, breakfast consists of a three egg-white omelet and a bowl of homemade oatmeal with cinnamon, flax meal, brown sugar and a scoop of peanut butter on the side.
Because Patrick is 5 foot 2 and about 104 pounds – the lightest driver in the series – upper-body strength is important to control the 1,600-pound No. 7 Motorola car on the street/road and oval circuits. She tells readers about the diversity of regimens to build endurance and strength.
“I’m really excited for the Shape magazine to be released,” Patrick said. “It was an honor to be asked to do the cover on a magazine that I have been a faithful reader of for years. But it was also great to be part of a magazine that is centered on women. It was a lot of fun, a great deal of hard work, but well worth it.”
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